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Hollywood Party (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 1 June 1934 (USA)
Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big ... See full summary »

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Durante / Schnarzan
Jack Pearl ...
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Henrietta Clemp
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Harvey Clemp
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Bob Benson
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Linda Clemp
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The Jaguar Woman / Jane in Schnarzan Sequence
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Liondora aka Grand Royal Duke
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Knapp
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Jimmy Durante is jungle star Schnarzan the Conqueror, but the public is tiring of his fake lions. So when Baron Munchausen comes to town with real man-eating lions, Durante throws a big party with so that he might use the lions in his next movie. His film rival sneaks into the party to buy the lions before Durante. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

1 June 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Revue of 1933  »

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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor) (Animated sequence only)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

For years the "Hot Choc'late Soldiers" animated sequence, created by Walt Disney Studios, could not be shown as part of "Hollywood Party" because in 1934 Disney had licensed only movie-theatre rights and had reserved the TV rights to the sequence for his own company. Finally, in 1992, Ted Turner's company, which then owned the rights to the MGM archive, settled with the Disney company and released a video version of the film containing "Hot Choc'late Soldiers." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Knapp: Ah! How's business?
Theatre Manager: Swell, it's Garbo.
Knapp: It'll be even better next week when you play my new Schnarzan picture. What a star, what a star!
Knapp: [looks at watch] Oh, has the trailer gone on yet?
Theatre Manager: You'll just about catch it.
Knapp: Good.
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Features Queen Christina (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

The Hot Choc'late Soldiers
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Arthur Jarrett
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"... Nobody Sleeps Tonight!"
11 April 2016 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

I thought this Golden Oldie was great fun. Puzzling how it gets short shrift from IMDb reviewers, as it sustains itself throughout the 75 minutes with a consistently high level of humor and music. It is also puzzling how few people have actually seen it in comparison to the goodly number of reviews.

In any case, I love Laurel and Hardy and Charles Butterworth always adds a great deal to any picture with his befuddled 'Tom Smothers' brand of humor. The main star is old reliable Jimmy Durante doing his familiar schtick, and there are a couple of good musical numbers, especially one with Eddie Quillan and June Clyde called "I've Had My Moments", and also the title song written by Rodgers&Hart.

It is a fast-moving 75 minutes, too fast and too entertaining for such a low IMDb rating. If you're a fan of movies, especially old movies, I recommend this one. And there's no 'message' here; it's just old-fashioned entertainment, accent on the 'old-fashioned'.


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